Sewing hygiene kits and assembling UMCOR Birthing kits to send to Sierra Leone.
We will be meeting in the lower level of the education wing.
All levels of ability are welcome – there is room for all contributions. Bring friends and family!
We will be sewing Days for Girls Hygiene kits and assembling UMCOR Birthing kits to send to Sierra Leone.
You will also have the opportunity to make prayer beads to sell at our Craft Fair in October.
What to bring:
Scissors (fabric and for plastic), straight pins, yard sticks.
If you want to sew also bring: Sewing machine, bright thread
If you would like to contribute material: bring pre-washed, bright, colored cotton or cotton flannel- as little white as possible. (No prints with people, war-themed or camouflage, snakes, reptiles, dragons, glam and other culture-specific topics,)
We also need new, unwashed flannel baby blankets for our birthing kits.
For More information visit http://www.daysforgirls.org/
What is Days for Girls?
What if not having sanitary supplies meant DAYS without school, DAYS without income, DAYS without leaving the house? Girls use leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they can find...but still miss up to 2 months of school every year. Worse, girls are often exploited in exchange for hygiene. It turns out this issue is a surprising but instrumental key to social change for women all over the world. The poverty cycle can be broken when girls stay in school.
Education, safety, and dignity. Days for Girls empowers days of education. Days of health. Days of safety. Days of dignity. We do this by direct distribution of sustainable feminine hygiene kits by partnering with nonprofits, groups and organizations, by raising awareness, and importantly, by helping impoverished communities start their own programs to supply kits and training. Together with our network of thousands of exceptional volunteers and partners, we have reached tens of thousands of girls and women in over 70 nations on 6 continents. It's working.